Class 6 English Chapter 1 Who Did Patrick’s Homework
Who Did Patrick’s Homework Summary
Answer the following questions
[Q] What did Patrick think his cat was playing with?What was it really?
[A] Patrick initially thought his cat was playing with a little doll. However, to his surprise, it turned out that it wasn’t a doll at all, but a man of the tiniest size.
[Q] Why did the little man grant Patrick a wish?
[A] The little man granted Patrick a wish because Patrick saved him from being taken by the cat. In gratitude for rescuing him, the little man offered to grant Patrick a wish as a way of showing his appreciation.
[Q] What was Patrick’s wish?
[A] Patrick’s wish was for the little man to do all of his homework until the end of the semester, which was a total of 35 days. Patrick hoped that by having the little man complete his homework, he could avoid doing it himself and still achieve good grades.
[Q] In what subjects did the little man need help, to do Patrick’s homework?
[A] The little man needed help with several subjects to finish Patrick’s homework. He required assistance with vocabulary and language tasks, like using a dictionary and sounding out words letter by letter. He also needed guidance in mathematics, including times tables, addition, subtraction, division, and fractions. Additionally, he was unfamiliar with human history, so Patrick had to help him with that subject too.
[Q] How did Patrick help him?
[A] Patrick helped the little man with his homework in different ways. He gave him a dictionary or searched for unfamiliar words himself, and then helped him pronounce each letter of the word. For math, Patrick sat with the little man and explained how to do times tables, addition, subtraction, division, and fractions. Since the little man didn’t know much about human history, Patrick probably gave him books and helped him understand what he was reading. Patrick was always there to help whenever the little man had trouble or didn’t know something.
[Q] Who do you think did Patrick’s homework — the little man, or Patrick himself? Give reasons for your answer.
[A] At the end, it is revealed that Patrick was the one who actually did his homework, not the little man. Here are the reasons that support this conclusion:
Patrick’s transformation: The story highlights how Patrick changed his behavior and attitude, becoming a better student who excelled in academics. This suggests that he took responsibility for his homework and put in the effort to complete it.
The little man’s limitations: The little man needed constant help from Patrick to complete the homework. He lacked knowledge in various subjects and relied on Patrick’s guidance and support.
The narrative perspective: The story is told from an outside perspective, hinting that Patrick was the one who did the homework, not the little man.
Overall, Patrick took advantage of the little man’s presence as a motivator and catalyst for change, but it was Patrick himself who did the homework and showed improvement in his studies.
Fill in the blanks:
1. Some people find household_____chores_______ a bore, but I like to help at home.
2. Who stole the diamond is still a____mystery.
3. This____semester_________ we are going to have a class exhibition.
4. __True to his word________ , the elf began to help Patrick.
5.Can you__lookup ________ this word in the dictionary?
6.I started early to be on time, but I was_____out of luck____ . There was a traffic jam!
7.She says she’s got a lot of books, but__between you and me_ I think most of them are borrowed.
Additional Question Answers
[Q] What did Patrick find his cat playing with?
A tiny man.
[Q] What did the little man need help with while doing Patrick’s homework?
Understanding the homework instructions.
[Q] What did the little elf ask Patrick to do regarding his math homework?
Teach him times tables, addition, subtraction, division, and fractions.
[Q] When did the little elf finally leave Patrick’s house?
The last day of school.
[Q] How did Patrick’s parents feel about his transformation?